***LOCATION*** The Atlanta School of Burlesque
1745 Defoor Place, Ste. D, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Summer Explosion Tour
Princess Farhana is a world renown dancer and performer. Known for her quirky moves and amazing performances, she is extremely excited to come back to Atlanta GA with Mina of Dalloua Dance and share not only her Belly Dance roots and her Burlesque amazingness. With special regards to Ursula Undress and the Atlanta School of Burlesque who is co-hosting this event with Mina and Dalloua.
Bellow is going to be the amazing weekend adventure schedule! Each workshop is about 2 hours long;
Dalloua Dance Studio in Decatur (Must be scheduled in advance) Contact Mina at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling details.
Atlanta Burlesque Society Meeting and Show
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Dalloua Dance Studio in Decatur (Must be scheduled in advance) Contact email@example.com for scheduling details.
That night! Book Signing Event! Co-Hosted with Amani Jabril
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10:30am: Black & White: Golden Age Style
Noon 30: Lunch break 1 hr
1:30pm: Knock 'em Dead Performance Dynamics
3:30pm: Naughty Side of Little Egypt
530pm - 7pm: Privates Sessions - (Must be scheduled in advance) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling details.
10:30am: Veil Obedience
Noon 30: Lunch break for 1 hr
1:30pm: Everything you need to know before you book a show
3:30pm: Beyond Bump and Grind
Break for the Summer Crazy Princess Farhana Show - Invite only - Fire/Burlesque and Belly
Show starts 8pm - whenever! (Location TBA)
Each Class is $45 presale, ($60 at the door)
Full weekend $250 presale (350 at the door)
Princess Farhana is avalible on a limited scale for private sessions, the session rates are as follows:
1-2 people, 1 hour/ $50.00
3-4 people/ $100.00
(note: students requesting a private session with Princess will be required to pay for the studio fee for the studio that is scheduled.)
BLACK AND WHITE: EGYPTIAN GOLDEN AGE STYLE
The Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema refers to the period from the late 1930’s through the early 1960’s. Many of the films created during this time were lavishly produced romantic musicals full of wonderful music featured exquisite dancers like Naima Akef, Samia Gamal and Tahia Carioca. Even though the stars each had their own unique personal style, they all had that “Oriental essence”: softness, fluidity, subtle movements. After a brief history of the Golden Age and it’s stars, you will learn signature moves from Naima Akef, Samia Gamal, and Tahia Carioca as well as some of the lesser known dancers like Suzy Khairy, Ne’amat Mohktar, Katy, and Hoda Shems Al Din. We will run combinations to vintage music from The Golden Age, such as the work of Farid Al Atrache, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and the great Um Kalthoum.
Open to all styles and levels of dance - Please bring a veil (limited number will be avalible to borrow on a first come bases)
KNOCK ‘EM DEAD: PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS WITH PRINCESS FARHANA
The difference between a good dancer and a great dancer lies in the performer’s abilities to transport the audience! In this workshop, we’ll explore everything from show-stopping entrances and exits to stage presence; from structuring exciting, textured dance sets to audience ice-breakers. You’ll learn how to channel pre-show jitters and on-stage adrenalin surges into a compelling performance that will have the crowd eating from the palm of your hand and clamoring for more!
Open to any style of dance… advanced beginner through professional levels
THE NAUGHTY SIDE OF LITTLE EGYPT: CONTRASTING BELLY DANCE WITH BURLESQUE- HISTORY, TECHNIQUE & PERFORMANCE
Though belly dancers often bristle at the comparison to burlesque artists, the history of the two dance genres are historically entwined in America. THIS IS NOT A FUSION WORKSHOP! This class will focus on the differences- and similarities- between Oriental dance and burlesque, and how both types of dance changed and influenced each other during the Twentieth century. Starting off with a bit of belly dance and burlesque history, we will move through technique, contrasting the movements of both genres, and explore how they affect each other today.
Open to any style of dance… ** THIS CLASS IS PG RATED- NO NUDITY REQUIRED
VEIL OBEDIENCE SCHOOL
Is your veil getting the best of you? Are you dancing “Egyptian Style” just because your veil intimidates you? Hey- it’s only a piece of cloth! Whip that sucker into shape with this workshop, which focuses on – you guessed it-veil work! Learn the principles of using a veil as well as some really great, complicated- looking moves that’ll delight your audience. Entrances, exits, beautiful framing and drapes to conceal and reveal your charms; pretty spins and some cool Retro/ Vintage “old school’ veil wraps are some of the technique touched upon. Learn the trick to using a veil and cymbals at the same time. Detailed handout included…doesn’t forget to bring your veil (and cymbals, if you use them)…it’s time your veil learned who the boss is!
Open to all levels and any style of dance….
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK A SHOW
Aimed at dancers who have not turned professional but desire to OR new professionals dealing with gig & show logistics. This three-hour workshop/seminar combines a comprehensive demo-lecture lecture with a rigorous class. The first part (lecture combined with Q & A) goes over business and dance ethics; effective ways to negotiate while booking gigs; gig bag check-list (what to bring to shows to be prepared for anything)proper protocol for jobs at private parties, night clubs, restaurants; tipping procedures, structuring shows plus crowd control and troubleshooting. The second half of the class focuses on moving beyond dance technique- including: stage dynamics; exciting entrances; introducing props to your act; adding variety and punch to short shows; creating a signature style. Handouts including a gig checklist are included.
Open to any style of dance and all levels of dancers - Please bring a veil and cymbals if you use them.
BURLESQUE! BEYOND THE BASIC BUMPS ‘N’GRINDS - WITH PRINCESS FARHANA
In this workshop you’ll learn the SEXY EXTRAS that make your performance go over the top! Princess Farhana has been performing and teaching burlesque since 1995, when she was a member of The Velvet Hammer, America’s first neo-burlesque troupe. You’ll learn cool glove peels, bump ‘n’ grind combinations, turns, spins, level changes and retro strip tease–style floor work. We’ll go into prop use and character development, developing a hot stage persona, and crowd control technique! developing a stage persona. Please bring high heels, undies,bra, gloves, a boa or any other props you may wish to use in class.
Prior burlesque or dance experience is encouraged, but not necessary. ** THIS CLASS IS PG RATED- NO NUDITY REQUIRED
ABOUT PRINCESS FARHANA
Internationally acclaimed dance star Princess Farhana has performed, taught and written about belly dance and burlesque for over twenty years.
She has headlined both belly dance and burlesque festivals all over the world, appearing to perform and teach in Egypt, Turkey, Australia and China, toured many times across Europe and The United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada as well as throughout the USA. As a belly dancer, she has judged numerous competitions, and appeared on the covers of every belly dance trade publication. As a burlesque artist, she has been a judge at the USA’s legendary international burlesque competition, The Miss Exotic World Pageant. She has been featured on the covers of numerous mainstream publications and on the cover of the London , UK Sunday Review’s feature on American Burlesque.
For over a decade, she was a soloist in America’s very first and foremost burlesque troupe, The Velvet Hammer, and was featured in three documentary films on the troupe. The Princess has also been featured in the burlesque books, “The Velvet Hammer”, “The New Burlesque” and Jo Weldon’s “The Burlesque Handbook”, as well as “Wild Things: Burlesque Beauties And The Pets They Love”.
She has appeared in many exotic dance documentaries, including “Dirty Martini And The New Burlesque” and A &E’s “This Is Burlesque”, and was the subject of Steve Balderson’s 2009 documentary film, “Underbelly: A Year in The Life Of Dancer Princess Farhana” with camera crews following her performances throughout the world . The film was released theatrically as well as on DVD.
The Princess has acted and danced in numerous motion pictures; music videos ( for Madonna, Ricky Martin and many others )and network television shows, including “The Nanny”. From 2006- 2009 she was the principle dancer in comedian Margaret Cho’s touring burlesque show, “The Sensuous Woman” and also appeared dancing and being interviewed in a special segment on dance and body image in Margaret Cho’s DVD “Assassin”.
She has produced and starred in a series of instruction / performance dance DVDs including the first-ever instructional burlesque DVD, “Boom Boom: Hot Burlesque Moves For Cool Chicks”, featuring a cameo on tassel twirling by Miss Indigo Blue. In the past year, Her Majesty has published two books, the memoir “Showgirl Confidential: My Life Onstage, Backstage And On The Road” and “The Belly Dance Handbook”.
Live onstage, she is known for her high-concept , innovative performances, dazzling stage presence, impeccable technique and glittering custom costumes. Her warmth, enthusiasm and adventurous spirit - on and off stage- captivates audiences and students alike.